Morningside United Methodist Church
June 2017
  Sunday Sermon Series
June 4th, Pentecost Sunday
Drink of The Spirit
Acts 2:1-21, John 20: 19-23

June 11th , Trinity Sunday
All Authority is Given
Matthew 28: 16-20
June 18th
The Story of Us: Sarah Laughed
Genesis 18: 1-15, (21:1-7)

June 25th
The Story of Us: Grace in Brokenness
Genesis 21: 8-21

July 2nd
The Story of Us: Rebekah's Journey
Genesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Farewell Gathering for Pastor Karen     


Come join the celebration!! Pastor Karen Nelson is retiring after 16 years of pastoral ministry. Clear Lake UMC  will host a potluck on Saturday, June 24th, 12:30 to 3:00pm to honor Karen and wish her well as she begins the next chapter of her life.


Karen has served Jason Lee UMC (Salem), Pioneer UMC (Coquille), Shedd UMC, Halsey UMC, Faith UMC (Troutdale) and for the past 4 years she has been the lead pastor at Clear Lake UMC. Pastor Karen and Greg are in the process of relocating and downsizing, but their life in ministry continues as Greg works for the Conference and they plan to be part of a mission team to Kenya in January. Karen asks that any gifts in honor of her ministry help support that mission trip. Funds received will support the team, provide supplies for schools, and construction costs of a home for and AIDS orphan family.


Please come and enjoy the potluck, visit with friends, and say farewell to Pastor Karen as she follows God on a new path.


Open Door Churches Facebook Page!   


Now that our name change to Open Door Churches is official, we've created a new Facebook page to help everyone keep in touch with activities, spiritual food for thought, inspiration, and community service opportunities. Come "like" the page to help us get the word out! 

Pentecost Sunday    
Pentecost Sunday is June 4th, remember to wear something Red to church.
Open Door Churches Newsletter Policy  
The primary purpose of the Open Door Churches Newsletter is to inform both the wider public and the six Open Door congregations of pertinent news and events hosted by the Open Door Churches: United Methodists of Salem-Keizer. While individual church events may be included at times, those events will only be mentioned when the wider community is also invited to attend. 
Each news item and event description must be written with the people who are not members of the United Methodist Churches in mind. When mentioned, full names must be used and any abbreviations spelled out. If the item is not written with the wider public audience in mind, the piece will be returned for a rewrite and only published when it meets these requirements. 
If the article announces an event, include the name and contact information of a person who can provide further information and answer the public's questions.  
In This Issue
Worship Schedule
10 a.m. - Worship
11 a.m. - Fellowship Time
Childcare is offered for infants and toddlers from 9:30 -11 a.m. every Sunday morning.

Newsletter Deadline

Thursday, June 8th
at 9 a.m.
June Birthdays
6/1 Bill Burgess
6/2 Glen McCall
6/3 Chelsie Martin
6/3 Gordon Domogalla
6/4 Susan Johnson
6/7 Tim Lacy
6/10 Dave Hunt
6/12 Ann Sondgroth
6/12 Mary Lou Hornaday
6/13 Dick Hornaday
6/15 Karen Gray
6/16 Rick Neff
6/21 Ron Chase
6/22 Jameson Savage
6/23 Skyler Bailey
6/23 Sammy Eakes
6/23 Kayla Eichelberger
6/24 Doug Norval
6/27 Marjorie Bowser
6/28 S. Noelle Melton
June Anniversaries
6/8 Mary Lou & Dick Hornaday
6/15 Jim & Phyllis Boston
6/18 Cindy & Bill Burgess
6/18 Joe & Darlene Wetherbee
6/19 Duane & Gwen Christensen
6/19 George Ann & Roger Evans
6/19 Bruce & Fran Nelson
6/21 Deb & Kelly Freels
6/21 Rev. Michael & anni Powell
6/25 Phil & Lorie Long Wiseman
6/29 Carolyn & Don Pitt

In our prayers are those with...

Health Concerns, Illness, Loss of Loved Ones:

Wes Carr and Family, Layton,  Lillis Larson, Dick Riley, Glen McCall, Robert Kuenzli, Renee Cornwell, Jerry Perry, Ken Amend,  Joy Willhite, Paula Kent, Dorothy Green, Maggie Johnson, and Elisa Reckendorf 
Open Door Churches (UMMSK) newsletter 

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  • Please add to your contact list
  • We may not have your correct address. Please check with the office that we have the right one.
  • If you would like to be added to the newsletter list, please let the church office know.

Graduation/So Long Party:

Margaret is graduating from high school and moving on to college; the Gross family home has sold and we're packing for North Carolina. Come celebrate with us as we begin our next adventure! Join the fun Saturday, June 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 at Santiam Brewing. 
The honor of your presence is the only gift we seek.

Wendy & Lori's Marriage Blessing & Reception
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:00am
You are invited to share in a service of blessing led by Rev. Karen Crooch for Lori and Wendy on Sunday, June 4th following the postlude of the 10:00 am worship service. After this time of blessing, there will be a reception in Herrmann Hall hosted by Glenda Melton, Sara Amend and Judy Webster.

We look forward to sharing this celebration with all of you and greatly appreciate your affirmation and support. No gifts please, your presence will by your gift.
Morningside UMC Youth and Family Programs

Messy Church:
May was our last monthly Messy Church. A great appreciation for the dedication and leadership of Teresa, Yajaira and Pastor Karen Nelson. Thank you to all of our volunteers, Marjorie Bowser, Jannie Crossler-Laird, Margie Lowe, Karna Johnson, to everyone who attended and provided food donations. For the next season of Messy Church we have decided to have it on Holy Holidays. We will kick this off with a Fall Kick-Off celebration in late August. If you have specific questions please contact Yajaira or Teresa.
Parents' Night Out:
We had a wonderful season, with over 20 families joining us throughout the academic year. A big thank you to our leadership team, Jan Nelson, Lynda Sloan, Shawn Clark and Chris Kester. Another big thanks to our devoted volunteers, Brigitte Rolph, Ellis Sanders, Paula Kent, Agnes, Mashadda, Natalie Nyquest, Carlee Hunt, Braden Kira Kinney, Eugenia Hernandez, Luis Hernandez. Thank you to everyone who came, volunteered, helped prep and activity and supported us this year.!
Youth Activities in the Summer:
For the summer we moved our youth group to Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. We will begin on June 27th. We will be at various locations based on the evenings event. To be added to the email list for weekly information please email and provide her your email. 
V acation Bible School

Morningside will be hosting from July 31st - August 3rd Last year we had over 30 participants and are excited about that for this summer! To make this a success we will need your help.
  • Help with registration for an hour, the first two days, July 31st and August 1st.
  • Assistance in decorating.
  • Assistance in prepping crafts, materials, etc.
  • Shepherds for all grade levels.
  • Preparation of snacks.
  • Helping in science, storytelling, crafts, and many others.

If you have something in mind that you would like to help with and it isn't listed don't hesitate to let Yajaira know.

Morningside Retreat Day : Sunday, August 6, 2017
Silver Falls State Park
Save the Date for a fun-filled day of fellowship, shared meals, crafts, hiking, kayaking, campfire and worship. We have reserved the North Falls Meeting Hall for the entire day and the lodge is handicap accessible. This is an
inter-generational event for families of all sizes and people of all ages.

Safe Sanctuary Training:
We will be having another training in June following worship on Sunday, June 25th from 4-6pm.   If this does not work for you, please let Yajaira know. She is planning another one for an evening .
Upcoming Events
The Yard Angels
Yard Angels will meet on June 3rd @ 9:00 am

United Methodist Men
"The United Methodist Men will meet on Monday,  June 5th  at 10:00 am, in the Fireside Room. Refreshments will be served  and all are welcome to attend."
The Middlers meet Wednesday, June 14th @ 6:45 pm 
Brews and News Adult Education, June 7th & 21st, 6:30 at Santiam Brewery
Join us for discussions that are always insightful and rich. We do not always agree with each other, but we respect each others opinions.

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Morningside United Methodist Church

PO Box 3076, Salem, OR 97302


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30-3:30
                        Friday 7:30 -10:30

Ministry Team
Ministers: All the Laity 
Office Manager: Jacque Bailey 
Bookkeeper: Jacque Bailey 
Family & Program Ministry Director: Yajaira Hernandez Trejo 
Chancel Choir Director: Sam Kinney 
Praise Band Leader: Jan Nelson 
Organist: Brace Langenwalter 
Keyboardist: Teresa Stewart 
Custodian: Tim Bulletset 
Childcare: Noemi Morales, Skyler Bailey, Fabiola Morales
 If you need a printed copy of the newsletter, copies are available on the counter in the Narthex.